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A PROJECT REPORT ON
OPERATION MANAGEMENT
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SUBMITTED TO: SUBMITTTED BY:


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DECLARATION

I,______________, hereby declare that the project entitled “Operation


Management at BIG BAZAAR.” has been personally done by me under the
guidance of Prof.______________ in partial fulfillment of Post Graduation
Program- during academic year-. All the data represented in this project is true &
correct to the best of my knowledge & belief. This work has not been submitted
for any other degree / diploma exam elsewhere.

DATE: -
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

A Project usually falls short of its expectation unless guided by the right person at
the right time. Success of a project is an outcome of sincere efforts, channeled in
the right direction, efficient supervision and the most valuable professional
guidance.
This project would not have been completed without the direct and indirect help
and guidance of such luminaries. They provide me with the necessary recourses
and atmosphere conductive for healthy learning and training.

At the outset I would like to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge the
very kind and patient guidance I have received from my project guide Mr. .
Without his critical evaluation and suggestion at every stage of the project, this
report could not have reached its present form. In addition, my internal guide
Prof., Faculty has critically evaluated my each step in developing this project
report.
I would like to extend my gratitude towards , Director,
, for her technical and moral support required for the realization of this project
report.
Lastly, I would like to thank all the members of BIG BAZAAR and my colleagues
who gave me fruitful information to finish my project.
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PREFACE

Summer Training is business organization in fuse among student a sense of critical


analysis of the real managerial situation to which they are exposed. This gins them
an opportunity to apply their conceptual theoretical & imaginative skills in a real
life situations and to evaluate the results there of.

BIG BAZAAR is a name renowned name in Retail. BIG BAZAAR is now a brand
image in private retail sector. While my two month project, I was at BIG
BAZAAR to find potential of BIG BAZAAR on the presence of other retail Stores.

Practical training through experts of BIG BAZAAR gave me actual input to fulfill
my real aim.

This report is the written account of what I learnt experienced during my training.
I wish those going through it will not only find it real but also get useful
information.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Title of the Project-

“Operation Management at BIG BAZAAR”

Different objective behind conducting this project-

o Movement of the product at BIG BAZAAR.

o Customer Orientation towards product available at BIG BAZAAR.

o Listing of the product preferences at BIG BAZAAR.

o Recommendation for Impulse Buying at BIG BAZAAR.

❋ INTRODUCTION

The project was carried out for understanding the movement of the product at BIG
BAZAAR and customer behavior regarding different product at BIG BAZAAR
Allahabad Branch .BIG BAZAAR was established in the year 2001, they are old
player in RETAIL sector. The BIG BAZAAR follows values such as – Indian ness,
Leadership, Respect and Humility, Valuing and Nurturing Relationships, Simplicity and
Positivity, Adaptability.
This research helps us in finding out the customers view regarding the product and
Services offered by the BIG BAZAAR and awareness by promotion and also
identifying the market potential of BIG BAZAAR.

Slogan: Isse sasta aur accha kahin nahi!


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❋ ABOUT THE PROJECT



The project was carried out in with an objective of knowing satisfaction level of
customer at Big Bazaar and do customers are aware about the different types
product and Services and different offers provide at Big Bazaar. The total sample
size taken was one hundred (100) from various customers of Allahabad at Big
Bazaar. The research shows that the customer satisfaction at Big Bazaar is very good
and so many customers are not aware of the product and services provided by the
Big Bazaar which are not provided by other Retail stores. On the other hand we have
also the existing customers of Big Bazaar who are satisfied with the working style of
retail store, but want continuous updates about the new offers and other products of
Big Bazaar. They want that Big Bazaar should do promotional activity as –
Advertising. So that they can be updated while seating at home. The researcher used
the method of questionnaire to know all feedback which is listed above.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Data source

Primary Data: - It is collected through questionnaire, direct observation of


customer, interview .

Sampling Plan

Sampling Unit: - All Customers at Big Bazaar


Sampling size: - 100 units.
Sampling Technique: -Market Allocation.

Data collection tools


The questionnaires consisted of
 Multiple choice questions and
 Open ended questions
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Table content
1. 1. Introduction

1.1Future Group and its different formats


1.2Big-Bazaar

2. Group vision and Mission

3. My Contribution

4. Recomendation

5. Limitation

6. WEBLIOGRAPHY & BIBLIOGRAPHY


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RETAIL INDUSTRY IN INDIA

India has one of the largest numbers of retail outlets in the world. Of the 12 million retail outlets
present in the country, nearly 5 million sell food and related products. Thought the market has been
dominated by unorganized players, the entry of domestic and international organised players is set to
change the scenario.

Organized retail segment has been growing at a blistering pace, exceeding all previous estimates.
According to a study by Deloitte Haskins and Sells, organised retail has increased its share from 5 per
cent of total retail sales in 2006 to 8 per cent in 2007. The fastest growing segments have been the
wholesale cash and carry stores (150 per cent) followed by supermarkets (100 per cent) and
hypermarkets (75-80 per cent). Further, it estimates the organised segment to account for 25 per cent of
the total sales by 2011.

India retail industry is the largest industry in India, with an employment of around 8% and contributing
to over 10% of the country's GDP. Retail industry in India is expected to rise 25% yearly being driven
by strong income growth, changing lifestyles, and favourable demographic patterns.

It is expected that by 2016 modern retail industry in India will be worth US$ 175- 200 billion. India
retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries with revenue expected in 2007 to amount US$
320 billion and is increasing at a rate of 5% yearly. A further increase of 7-8% is expected in the
industry of retail in India by growth in consumerism in urban areas, rising incomes, and a steep rise in
rural consumption. It has further been predicted that the retailing industry in India will amount to US$
21.5 billion by 2010 from the current size of US$ 7.5 billion.

Shopping in India has witnessed a revolution with the change in the consumer buying behaviour and
the whole format of shopping also altering. Industry of retail in India which has become modern can be
seen from the fact that there are multi- stored malls, huge shopping centres, and sprawling complexes
which offer food, shopping, and entertainment all under the same roof.

India retail industry is expanding itself most aggressively; as a result a great demand for real estate is
being created. Indian retailers preferred means of expansion is to expand to other regions and to
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increase the number of their outlets in a city.


India retail industry is progressing well and for this to continue retailers as well as the Indian
government will have to make a combined effort. It is expected that India may have 600 new retail
outlet till 2010.

Retail space

Driven by changing lifestyles, strong income growth and favourable demographic patterns, Indian
retail is expanding at a rapid pace. Mall space, from a meagre one million square feet in 2002, is
expected to touch 40 million square feet by end-2007 and an estimated 60 million square feet by end-
2008, says Jones Lang LaSalle's third annual Retailer Sentiment Survey-Asia.

Alongside, Indian cities are witnessing a paradigm shift from traditional forms of retailing into a
modern organized sector. A report by Images Retail estimates the number of operational malls to more
than double to over 412 with 205 million square feet by 2010 and further 715 malls by 2015, on the
back of major retail developments even in tier II and tier III cities in India.

Challenges facing the Indian Organized Retail sector

The challenges facing the Indian organized retail sector are various and these are stopping the Indian
retail industry from reaching its full potential. The behaviour pattern of the Indian consumer has
undergone a major change. This has happened for the Indian consumer is earning more now, western
influences, women working force is increasing, desire for luxury items and better quality. He now
wants to eat, shop, and get entertained under the same roof. All these have lead the Indian organized
retail sector to give more in order to satisfy the Indian customer.

The biggest challenge facing the Indian organized retail sector is the lack of retail space. With real
estate prices escalating due to increase in demand from the Indian organized retail sector, it is posing a
challenge to its growth. With Indian retailers having to shell out more for retail space it is effecting
there overall profitability in retail.
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Trained manpower shortage is a challenge facing the organized retail sector in India. The Indian
retailers have difficultly in finding trained person and also have to pay more in order to retain them.
This again brings down the Indian retailers profit levels.

The Indian government have allowed 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the India retail sector to
one brand shops only. This has made the entry of global retail giants to organized retail sector in India
difficult. This is a challenge being faced by the Indian organized retail sector. But the global retail
giants like Tesco, Wal-Mart, and Metro AG are entering the organized retail sector in India indirectly
through franchisee agreement and cash and carry wholesale trading. Many Indian companies are also
entering the Indian organized retail sector like Reliance Industries Limited, Pantaloons, and Bharti
Telecoms. But they are facing stiff competition from these global retail giants. As a result discounting
is becoming an accepted practice.
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"COMPANY INTRODUCTION"
Future Group

Future Group is India’s leading business group that caters to the entire Indian consumption space.
Led by Mr. Kishore Biyani, the Future Group operates through six verticals: operates through six
verticals: Retail, Capital, Brands, Space, Media and Logistics.

Apart from Pantaloon Retail, the group’s presence in the retail space is complemented by group
companies, Indus League Clothing, which owns leading apparel brands like Indigo Nation, Scullers
and Urban Yoga, and Galaxy Entertainment Limited that operates Bolwing Co, Sports Bar and Brew
Bar ,

The group’s joint venture partners include French retailer ETAM group, US-based stationary products
retailer, Staples and UK-based Lee Cooper. Group Company, Planet Retail, owns and operates the
franchisee of international brands like Marks & Spencer, Next, Debenhams and Guess in India. The
group’s Indian joint venture partners include, Manipal Healthcare, Talwalkar’s, Blue Foods and
Liberty Shoes.

Future Capital Holdings, the group’s financial arm, focuses on asset management and consumer credit.
It manages assets worth over $1 billion that are being invested in developing retail real estate and
consumer-related brands and hotels. The group has launched a consumer credit and financial
supermarket format, Future Money and soon plans to offer insurance products through a joint venture
with Italian insurance major, Generali.

The group is currently developing over 50 malls and consumption centers across the country and
has formed a joint venture company focusing on mall management with Singapore-based CapitaLand,
one of Asia’s largest property companies Future Group’s vision is to, “deliver Everything, Everywhere,
Every time to Every Indian Consumer in the most profitable manner.” The group considers ‘Indian-
ness’ as a core value and its corporate credo is - Rewrite rules, Retain values.
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“Future” – the word which signifies optimism, growth, achievement, strength, beauty, rewards and
perfection. Future encourages us to explore areas yet unexplored, write rules yet unwritten; create new
opportunities and new successes. To strive for a glorious future brings to us our strength, our ability to
learn, unlearn and re-learn our ability to evolve.

The motto of Future Group, to not to wait for the Future to unfold itself but create future scenarios in
the consumer space and facilitate consumption because consumption is development. Thereby, it will
effect socio-economic development for their customers, employees, shareholders, associates and
partners. Their customers will not just get what they need, but also get them where, how and when
they need. They are not just posting satisfactory results, they are writing success stories.
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Future Group conglomerate

Future Group has six business pillars:

Future Retail
All the retail lines of business like food fashion and home will come under this vertical.

Future Brand
Custodian of all the present and future brands that are either developed or acquired by the group.

Future Space
Will have a presence in property and mall management.

Future Capital
Will provide consumer credit and micro finance services, including marketing of MFs and insurance
policies, and management of real estate and consumer fund.

Future Media
Will focus on revenue generation through effective selling of retail media spaces.

Future Logistic
To drive efficiencies across businesses via better storage and distribution.
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GROUP VISION:
Future Group shall deliver Everything, Everywhere, Every time
for Every Indian Consumer in the most profitable manner.

GROUP MISSION:
Future Group shares the vision and belief that their customers and stakeholders shall be served only by
creating and executing future scenarios in the consumption space leading to economic development.

They will be the trendsetters in evolving delivery formats, creating retail realty, making consumption
affordable for all customer segments - for classes and for masses.

They shall infuse Indian brands with confidence and renewed ambition.

They shall be efficient, cost- conscious and committed to quality in whatever they do.

They shall ensure that their positive attitude, sincerity, humility and united determination shall be the
driving force to make them successful.

CORE VALUES:
 Indian ness: Confidence in themselves.
 Leadership: To be a leader, both in thought and business.
 Respect and Humility: To respect every individual and be humble in their conduct.
 Introspection: Leading to purposeful thinking.
 Openness: To be open and receptive to new ideas, knowledge and information.
 Valuing and Nurturing Relationships: To build long-term relationships.
 Simplicity and Positivity: Simplicity and positivity in their thought, business and action.
 Adaptability: To be flexible and adaptable, to meet challenges.
 Flow: To respect and understand the universal laws of nature.

Major Milestones
1987 Company incorporated as Menz Wear Private Limited. Launch of Pantaloons trouser, India’s
first formal trouser brand.
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1991 Launch of BARE, the Indian jeans brand.

1992 Initial public offer (IPO) was made in the month of May.

1994 The Pantaloon Shoppe – exclusive men’s wear store in franchisee format launched across the
nation. The company starts the distribution of branded garments through multi-brand retail
outlets across the nation.

1995 John Miller – Formal shirt brand launched.

1997 Pantaloons – India’s family store launched in Kolkata.

2001 Big Bazaar, ‘Is se sasta aur accha kahi nahin’ - India’s first hypermarket chain launched.
2002 Food Bazaar, the supermarket chain is launched.

2004 Central – ‘Shop, Eat, Celebrate in the Heart of Our City’ - India’s first seamless mall is
launched in Bangalore.

2005 Fashion Station - the popular fashion chain is launched all – ‘a little larger’ - exclusive stores
for plus-size individuals is launched

2006 Future Capital Holdings, the company’s financial arm launches real estate funds Kshitij and
Horizon and private equity fund in division. Plans forays into insurance and consumer credit
Multiple retail formats including Collection Furniture Bazaar, Shoe Factory, E-Zone, Depot,
and futurebazaar.com and are launched across the nation. Group enters into joint venture
agreements with ETAM Group and Generali

AWARDS

Indian Retail Forum Awards 2008


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The INDIASTAR Award 2008

Retail Asia Pacific 500 Top Awards 2008

Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2008

The Reid & Taylor Awards For Retail Excellence 2008

Platinum Trusted Brand Award Images Retail Award 2005,06

DLF Award 2004

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Kishore Biyani, Managing Director

Mr. Gopikishan Biyani, Whole Time Director


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Mr. Rakesh Biyani, CEO – Retail

Ved Prakash Arya, Independent Director

Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Independent Director

Mr. S.Doreswamy, Independent Director

Dr. D.O.Koshy, Independent Director

Ms. Anju Poddar, Independent Director

Ms.Bala Deshpande, Independent Director

Mr.Anil Harish, Independent Director

Different Formats of Future Group

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Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited, is India's leading retail company with presence across
multiple lines of businesses. The company owns and manages multiple retail formats
that cater to a wide cross-section of the Indian society and is able to capture almost the
entire consumption basket of the Indian consumer. Headquartered in Mumbai
(Bombay), the company operates through 5 million square feet of retail space, has over
331 stores across 40 cities in India and employs over 17,000 people. The company
registered a turnover of Rs. 2,019 crore for FY 2005-06.

Pantaloon Retail forayed into modern retail in 1997 with the launching of fashion retail
chain, Pantaloons in Kolkata. In 2001, it launched Big Bazaar, a hypermarket chain that
combines the look and feel of Indian bazaars, with aspects of modern retail, like choice,
convenience and hygiene. Food Bazaar, food and grocery chain and launch Central, a first
of its kind seamless mall located in the heart of major Indian cities, followed this. Some
of its other formats include, Collection i (home improvement products), E-Zone
(consumer electronics), Depot (books, music, gifts and stationary), all (fashion apparel for
plus-size individuals), Shoe Factory (footwear) and Blue Sky (fashion accessories). It has
recently launched its etailing venture, future bazaar.com

Background: Founded in 1987 as a garment manufacturing company, the company


forayed into modern retail in August 1997 with the launch of its first department store,
Pantaloons in Kolkata.

Listing: Pantaloon Retail is a listed company on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE,
Scrip Code: 523574) and National Stock Exchange (NSE, Symbol: PANTALOONR).

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CENTRAL
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Central, the showcase seamless mall concept is one of the more popular offerings in the
lifestyle segment that celebrates shopping in India. During the year, Central capitalized on
its positioning of being a destination where citizens can just come and unwind, whether
it’s for shopping for a wide range of national and international brands, enjoying their
favorite cuisine at the multiple specialty restaurants and food courts or watching the latest
movie releases at the in-house multiplexes.
The most reputed brands are showcased in Central. It is also emerging as the destination
of first choice for new fashion brands in India. Central assures better visibility, instant
recognition, good quality and commercially viable space on the basis of the optimum
space utilization concept, taking the brand closer to the consumer. With brands within
Central competing against the best brands in the country, it also allows benchmarking for
these brands.
The coming year will also witness many new concepts being introduced at all
Central malls. Some of these concepts include communications (MPort and Gen M),
electronics (E-Zone), furniture and accents (Collection I), fitness equipments and wellness
zones, books, music, gifts & stationery (Depot) and fine dining restaurants etc. Some of
the new alliances that the group has entered into, like Etam, Lee Cooper and Gini & Jony
will also share space within all Central malls.

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PLANET RETAIL
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A young and emerging India is also eager to experience international brands. We sensed
this opportunity some time back and have built a strong portfolio of international brands
through our strategic partnership with Planet Retail Holdings Pvt. Ltd. The alliance with
Planet Retail provides access to international fashion retail chains like Marks & Spencer,
with 9 stores at present; Guess the US brand that has 12 retail stores currently, and the
Spanish brand Women’s Secret which is retailed through 2 outlets. Planet Retail also has a
multi-brand international sportswear format under the brand ‘Planet Sports’. The company
is the sole licensee for sportswear brands such as Converse, Spalding and the Athlete’s
Foot the venture has also launched other formats like Sports Warehouse, Accessorize,
Monsoon, Next, and Debenhams.

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Depot
This largely untapped unorganized market for
books and music with very few players, throws up
an enormous opportunity; something that prompted Pantaloon to make its foray through
its own format, Depot in 2005-06. Located as stand-alone stores and within most
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Pantaloons, Central and Big Bazaar retail formats, Depot’s vision is to be a one-stop shop
where customers will find an extensive range of books, multimedia, toys, gifts and
stationery, thereby transforming the way books, music, multimedia and gifts are bought,
sold and perceived in India. This would be made possible by the creation of a portfolio of
exclusive titles, an Indian experience while shopping and connecting with the mind and
soul through different languages, ideas and tunes.
Books, Music and Gifts
Reading as a habit is ingrained into the Indian psyche from time immemorial. However, it
is being increasingly associated with a select few. The company believes that existing
formats in the segment offer an intimidating environment that alienates the masses. The
company has therefore taken this initiative of launching a chain of books, music and gifts
stores that will once again democratize the reading habit in the country. The company
believes that with 1.2 billion people, the habit of reading can become a strong business
proposition. Depot seeks to work with communities in and around the area where it is
located and hopes to attract the entire family to spend quality time together. It is focusing
on the introduction of old classics and books in regional languages with an objective to
make these affordable to a mass audience.

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Fashion Station

Fashion Station, which represents the


company’s offering of the latest in fashion for the masses, has met with reasonable
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success since its launch in 2004-05. These thematic stores that offer the most
contemporary in fashion and accessories, is another of the value added propositions that
Pantaloon seeks to offer. The aspirational mass of consumers who are bombarded with
the latest in style through media penetration, hedonism and peer emulation, need an
outlet that meets their requirements of trendy, latest and yet affordable fashion. Fashion
Station is positioned to meet their requirements, and thereby take fashion to the masses.

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Home Improvement
Some of the key factors contributing to
growth in the housing sector in India are
increasing purchasing power increasing number of nuclear families, softer interest rates,
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easy availability of finance schemes and an overall real estate boom across the country.
There is a shortage of more than 33 million dwelling units. With the average age of a
homebuyer reducing from 50 to sub-30, 4 million new homes are being bought annually.
With every house, a dream is planted to decorate the house. And this creates a demand for
furniture, electronics and home improvement products. Modern retail is ideally placed to
capture a significant chunk of consumer spend made by a new homebuyer. The market for
home décor and improvement is largely unorganized and hence a new homeowner has to
literally visit several markets and stores for meeting his home needs. This was the
opportunity that Pantaloon perceived and the reason why it entered the Rs. 90,000 crore
home solutions market in 2004-05. With its presence in the modern retail and consumer
space, this new concept was an opportunity for the company to leverage its experience
and offer the consumer an alternative solution to canalize his consumption needs.

In the Rs.25000 crore consumer durable industry,


which is growing at nearly 6 per cent every year, E-
Zone has already emerged as a force to reckon with. This lifestyle retail format offers a
never experienced before environment for shopping for the best in national and
international consumer electronic and durables brands. It retails products ranging from
music systems to laptops, from the latest plasma television sets to DVD players, from
washing machines to air-conditioners to name a few. Typically in excess of 12,000
square feet in size, E-Zones are primarily stand-alone concepts, but are also present
within the company’s Central malls

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COMMUNICATION
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With over 2 billion phone users worldwide, mobility has now become an intrinsic part of
our personal and working lives. Mobile operators, cell phone manufacturers, content
publishers, wireless application service providers and many other key players in the
mobile industry are all working to carve out the best position in the value chain, to find
the right place from where they can best serve both their own and their customers’ needs.
En route towards 3 billion phones worldwide, a major shift would occur in consumer
interest from carriage to content and from a verbal to a growing visual world. With more
mobile cameras sold in 2005 than digital cameras, with more music/video players in
mobiles than iPods, with more messaging reach than PCs, convergence with the online
world is now very much a reality. In India, the story is no different. With over 150 million
mobile subscribers expected by 2008, there exists a huge potential for all players in the
mobility space. Most of the mobile phones in India are sold through ‘mom and pop
‘stores, and there is a huge grey market that exists.

MBazaar
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Pantaloon realized this largely untapped opportunity and intended to be a dominant


modern retail player in the mobile space. This is what prompted the company to set up a
new division ConvergeM in 2005-06 to identify, develop and bring to the market, mobile
products and solutions tailor-made to suit the consumers requirements at competitive
prices. ConvergeM adopts a unique approach of establishing, multi-brand, multi-category,
multi-format and comprehensive solution outlets to lead and exponentially expand the
market. As in most other formats, ConvergeM too operates in the lifestyle and value
platforms. Its value offering, MBazaar is a format that addresses the value seeker’s quest
for possessing latest technologies at lowest prices. Primarily aimed at the replacement
market, a typical
MBazaar is located within most Big Bazaar stores as well as stand-alone options. This
250-500 square feet offering retails both GSM and CDMA and landline phones, while
providing options of M Pods, downloads to name a few. The mission for Converge M is
to emerge as the largest organized retailer in the mobile space, while leading innovation
in mobile applications and being the most favored destination for all communication
needs.

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Restaurant, Leisure & Entertainment


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Increasing urbanization and rising disposable incomes are characteristics that are common
in emerging economies like India. Estimates suggest a growth in urban consumption at
potentially 20% per annum in nominal terms for at least the next 5-7 year period.
The total number of middle to high income households is projected to reach 105 million
by 2010, thereby adding a large number of people to the consuming class. These
demographic numbers represent a young nation, which has an increased propensity to
spend in restaurants and other food service sectors, fuelling growth in the Leisure,
Restaurants and Entertainment industries.
The company is using the collaborative approach to strengthen its position in the leisure
and entertainment space. This has helped the company build a complete bouquet of
brands that span from food courts to fine dining. As the shift from high street to malls
continues, the restaurant business is expected to increase significantly. For Indians,
shopping comes hand in hand with eating and celebrating and these formats are being
developed keeping this in mind. F123 is designed as a entertainment zone that can be
present in every mall and this business is expected
to gain traction in the coming year.

F123, the entertainment zone offering is a leisure solution for all age groups. The focus
would be to offer a wide range of gaming options from bowling and pool, interactive
video games to bumper cars. The entire concept is built around international thinking and
gaming knowledge, with Indian pricing. For the year ending 2005-06, there were three
F123’s operational, with the first one opening in November 2005.

Format-9

Star and Sitara


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Delivery Formats Star & Sitara


In the beauty space, the company’s offering, Star & Sitara aims at pampering the beauty
conscious consumer by offering the latest beauty products, ranging from cosmetics, skin
and hair care, aromatherapy and fragrances. Star & Sitara is set to be part of most Big
Bazaar and every Beauty and Health Mall, which the company is in the process of setting
up. There were 6 Star & Sitara operational as on June 2006.

Star & Sitara Beauty Salon


Star & Sitara, the beauty services offering, doubles as a unique parlor and salon for men
and women. Customers will be treated to the best quality hair and skin services at
unbelievable prices. One such store was operational as on the 30th June 2006.

Beauty & Health Mall


Pantaloon, will be the first retailer in India to
offer health, beauty and wellness products and
services. This will be led through its Beauty &
Health Mall format. Typically, of around 25,000 square feet each, these centers will
include pharmacies and beauty product zones and a host of other offerings such as health
cafes, gymnasium, healthcare services, retailing fitness equipments, yoga centers and
books on health and fitness etc. The company plans to open at least three Health &
Beauty Malls during the year 2006-07 in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

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E-TAILING
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The emergence of a mass base of net savvy Indians is realty today. Access to Internet is
no longer limited to a small segment of young, male urban people. Cutting across age
groups, gender, geography and socio-economic backgrounds, Indians are taking to the net
like fish to water. It is estimated that there are at least 25 million Indians who access the
Internet on a regular basis. Falling prices of personal computers and laptops coupled with
increasing penetration of internet, and broadband services is driving more and more
Indians to the Internet. In fact, Indians are no longer limiting their Internet usage to email
and chatting. Online shopping has finally come of age. As the leading retailer in India,
Pantaloon could ill afford to overlook this emerging segment. There is a sufficiently large
segment of online shoppers whose consumption spends needs to be captured. It’s with
this belief that the company started exploring this area. Pantaloon perceives its online
business as yet another delivery format that can potentially reach out to 25 million
customers. Future Bazaar, has modeled itself on a unique complete retailer platform.
Etailing requires extensive sourcing capabilities, warehousing capacity, buying trends
understanding & most importantly a robust & efficient logistic backend. Future Bazaar
leverages the offline brand equity and brick & mortar presence of the group via multi
channel integration to benefit on economy of scales, economy of scope in promotion &
distribution and utilizing the offline learning into online & vice-versa to grow at a faster
pace. As a new delivery format, Future Bazaar can benefit from the learning’s and
expertise gathered in existing formats as well as boost sales at these formats through the
online sale of gift vouchers

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Liberty Shoes
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With fashion being the focus of the company, the intent is to provide a complete wardrobe
experience to the consumer that includes not just apparel but fashion accessories also.
Accessories speak a lot about the personality of the individual and are a reflection of the
attitude of the wearer. Footwear is one such category in the fashion sphere that truly
embodies the phrase-best foot forward.
Footwear as a category has been present in most of the company’s Big Bazaar; Fashion
Station, Pantaloons and Central retail formats. During the year under review, Pantaloon
explored the opportunity to get into branded footwear, by partnering with the well-
established footwear company Liberty Shoes. The joint venture named Foot Mart Retail
(India) Limited would launch branded footwear retail chains in the country under the
‘Shoe Factory’ brand. These stores would be located within most retail spaces that
Pantaloon would be present in, and as stand alone stores across the country. Shoe Factory
stores would be a destination for men, women and children of all ages, who can choose
from a wide variety of quality footwear at various price points, suiting their budgets. The
venture launched its first store in Ahmedabad on 5th May 2006. Spread over nearly
13,000 square feet, this value format houses a wide range of the latest and trendiest foo
twear and accessories for all occasions, at unbeatable prices.

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GINI & JONY


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The company recognizes that the organized kids wear category has shown signs of
sizeable growth over the past couple of years. In order to expand and consolidate its
presence in this category, the company entered into a joint venture with the country’s
leading kids wear retailer, Gini & Jony Apparels Pvt. Ltd. This equal joint venture named
GJ Future Fashions Limited, apart from gaining additional visibility within all existing
and upcoming Pantaloons stores and Central malls will set up a chain of exclusive kids
wear stores throughout the country, addressing fashion needs of children in all age
groups, from 5 to 15 years. This initiative witnessed the opening of two stand-alone stores
during the year 2005-06 in Indore and Ahmedabad.

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BIG BAZAAR
Isse sasta aur accha kahin nahi!
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Big Bazaar has clearly emerged as the favorite shopping destination for millions of its
consumers, across the country, it’s success is a true testament to the emotional bonding it
has established with the Indian consumer, on account of its value offerings, aspirational
appeal and service levels.
Shop till you drop! Big Bazaar has democratized shopping in India and is so much more
than a hypermarket. Here, you will find over 170,000 products under one roof that cater to
every need of a family, making Big Bazaar India’s favorite shopping destination.
At Big Bazaar, you will get the best products at the best prices from apparel to general
merchandise like plastics, home furnishings, utensils, crockery, cutlery, sports goods, car
accessories, books and music, computer accessories and many, many more. Big Bazaar is
the destination where you get products available at prices lower than the MRP, setting a
new level of standard in price, convenience and quality.
If you are a fashion conscious buyer who wants great clothes at great prices, Big Bazaar is
the place to be. Leveraging on the company’s inherent strength of fashion, Big Bazaar has
created a strong value-for-money proposition for its customers. This highlights the
uniqueness of Big Bazaar as compared to traditional hypermarkets, which principally
revolve around food, groceries and general merchandise.
Boasting of an impressive array of private labels, Big Bazaar is continually striving to
provide customers with a ‘complete’ look. So be it men’s wear, women’s wear, kids wear,
sportswear or party wear, Big Bazaar fashions has it all!

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Food Bazaar
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Across India, food habits vary according to community, customs and geography. Food
Bazaar, through its multiple outlets addresses this. At the same time it offers best quality
products at wholesale prices to a wide cross section of the India population. Food Bazaar
effectively blends the look, touch and feels of the Indian bazaar with the choice,
convenience and hygiene that modern retail provides. The food and grocery division of
the company was launched in 2002-03 and has grown to 47 stores nationwide at the end
of the current financial year. Most stores are located within Big Bazaar, Central and
Pantaloons and act as strong footfall generators. There are separate stand-alone Food
Bazaars as well. The business contributed just fewer than 50 per cent of value retailing,
and about 20 per cent to the company’s turnover during 2005-06. Food Bazaar offers a
variety of daily consumption items, which include staples, soaps and detergents, oils,
cereals and biscuits. On the product category side, the primary segregation is done on the
basis of staples, fresh produce, branded foods and home and personal care products.

About Allahabad Big Bazaar…

Big Bazaar, Atlantis Multiplex, 34-B,M.G.Marg Road, Civil Lines, Allahabad-211001.


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Catchments areas:

 Jhunsi
 Allahapur
 Daraganj
 Govindpur
 Salori
 Manfordganj
 Balrampur house
 Ashok Nagar
 Civil Line
 Pritam Nagar
 Khuldabad
 Kareli
 Kedganj
 Mirapur
 Chook
 Dariyabad
 Nani

Turn over of Big Bazaar Allahabad


Big Bazaar- Big Bazaar turn over in 2008 to 2009
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Week Sale Week Sale

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3 6397487 31 11052886
4 6376162 32 7020608
5 7866359 33 6582710
6 7448102 34 6068162
7 22071042 35 6525728
8 5097524 36 9957439
9 6480049 37 6680332
10 7646449 38 5685826
11 7427729 39 5879531
12 7627024 40 6643012
13 5886071 41 7186780
14 11232612 42 6431316
15 7484191 43 6452875
16 6584553 44 8306232
17 18676893 45 7773134
18 10147158 46 6726438
19 7273662 47 6649983
20 7036729 48 6777550
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27 8883131
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Section at Big Bazaar

• B.B Fashion
• Electronics
• Food Bazaar
• G.M. Home care
• Depot
• SIS
• NAVRAS
• Home Fashion
• Communication


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FOOD BAZAAR

Ab Ghar Chalaana Kitna Aasaan

Food Bazaar invites you for a shopping experience, unique by its ambience. At Food
Bazaar you will find a hitherto unseen blend of a typical Indian Bazaar and
International supermarket atmosphere.

Flagged off in April’02, Food Bazaar is a chain of large supermarkets with a difference,
where the best of Western and Indian values have been put together to ensure your
satisfaction and comfort while shopping.

The western values of convenience, cleanliness and hygiene are offered through pre
packed commodities and the Indian values of "See-Touch-Feel" are offered through the
“bazaar-like” atmosphere created by displaying staples out in the open, all at very
economical and affordable prices without any compromise on quality.

The best of everything offered with a seal of freshness and purity will definitely make
your final buying decision a lot easier.
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WEEKLY SALES REPORT FOOD BAZAAR (IN LAKHs)


th
45 week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total
Sales

Target 5.41 4.96 7.22 4.96 5.41 8.12 9.02 45.1


Achievement 5.59 4.91 6.91 5.62 5.98 7.37 7.56 43.94

46th week

Target 4.13 3.82 5.72 3.5 3.82 4.45 6.36 31.8


Achievement 5.01 4.73 6.42 3.67 3.91 5.13 6.72 35.59

47th week

Target 3.83 3.51 5.1 3.51 3.83 5.74 6.38 31.89


Achievement 4.87 4.92 6.09 3.92 4.2 5.46 6.38 35.84

48th week

Target 4.29 3.9 6.24 3.9 4.29 7.8 8.58 39


Achievement 3.86 4.04 5.88 4.08 4.33 6.12 8.63 36.94

49th week

Target 6 5.5 8 5.5 6 9 10 50


Achievement 5.89 5.48 8.28 5.49 4.8 6.62 7.76 44.32

50th week

Target 5.66 5.22 6.97 5.22 5.22 7.4 7.84 43.54


Achievement 5 5.24 7.22 4.39 4.6 7.04 7.16 40.65

51st week

Target 4.48 4.48 5.97 4.11 4.48 6.34 6.34 37.32


Achievement 4.58 4.58 6.88 4.93 4.79 5.84 6.98 38.58

52nd

Target 4.48 4.11 5.97 4.11 4.48 6.72 7.47 37.33


Achievement 4.43 4.07 5.97 4.32 4.44 6.80 7.70 37.73
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target of Food Bazaar

60

50
sales in lakh

40
target
30
achivement
20

10

0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
week
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WEEKLY SALES REPORT CHEF ZONE


(IN LAKHs)
45th week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total
Sales

Target 0.31 0.27 0.41 0.27 0.31 0.44 0.49 2.52


Achievemen 0.33 0.32 0.42 0.36 0.35 0.37 0.53 2.69
t

46th week

Target 0.31 0.28 0.42 0.26 0.28 0.33 0.47 2.35


Achievemen 0.31 0.29 0.39 0.22 0.31 0.37 0.44 2.33
t

47th week

Target 0.29 0.26 0.38 0.26 0.29 0.43 0.48 2.39


Achievemen 0.27 0.29 0.44 0.28 0.28 0.37 0.55 2.47
t

48th week

Target 0.29 0.26 0.42 0.26 0.29 0.52 0.57 2.6


Achievemen 0.26 0.28 0.39 0.31 0.31 0.36 0.58 2.48
t

49th week

Target 0.35 0.32 0.47 0.32 0.35 0.53 0.59 2.94


Achievemen 0.36 0.39 0.56 0.36 0.31 0.47 0.52 2.97
t

50th week

Target 0.33 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.43 0.45 2.5


Achievemen 0.33 0.35 0.52 0.28 0.31 0.53 0.48 2.8
t

51st week

Target 0.33 0.33 0.44 0.31 0.33 0.47 0.56 2.78


Achievemen 0.29 0.33 0.53 0.33 0.31 0.42 0.52 2.73
t
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52nd week

Target 0.33 0.31 0.44 0.31 0.33 0.5 0.56 2.78


Achievemen 0.28 0.28 0.35 0.29 0.29 0.38 0.48 2.35
t

Chef Zone Sales

3.5
3
2.5
Sales in lakh

2 target
1.5 achived

1
0.5
0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Week
42
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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Big Bazaar basically means business and in business collection of raw data allows the
managers to see the real scenario and then take a decision as per the data obtained. There
are several implications in this statement:

• They can examine the available information in the form of data to make a decision
• They can even get a clear picture of the scenario or potential of Big Bazaar as
compared to other retail stores in the city.
• The information can only be gathered by data collection and then analyzing the
available data.

Therefore, it can be said that the data collection is an important part of the project.

Data
Information
Raw numbers

The projected objectives were considered and as per the requirement a market survey was
done.

Procedure:

The procedure that followed can be enlisted as below:

• Reading about the product


• Deciding on the objective to proceed.
• Developing Survey instruments
• Conducting personal interviews of different age-groups, sex, monthly income and
occupation through a Questionnaire.
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Process adopted:

1. Gaining knowledge about the product at Big Bazaar:


Reading about the products was the first step undertaken. This gave not only in
depth knowledge about what is been offered by other players but also proved useful
while developing the questionnaire.

Steps in the Development of the Survey Instruments


The main instruments required for survey was a well-developed questionnaire. The
questionnaire development took place in a series of steps as described below:

Research objectives are being


transformed into information objectives.

The Appropriate data collection methods have


been determined

The information required by each objective is


being determined.

Specific Questions/Scale Measurement format is


developed.

Question/Scale Measurements is being


evaluated.
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Research objectives are being


transformed into information objectives.

The number of information needed is being


determined.

The questionnaire and layout is being evaluated.

Revise the questionnaire layout if needed.

The Questionnaire format is being finalized.

2. Customer Survey:
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The people play an important part as a clear perception of people about the product
can be estimated and known. Studying the need levels of the people regarding the
products can be observed. It was very useful in knowing about the requirements of the
people.

Research Design:
A two stage Research was conducted:

1. Secondary Research:
Data was collected from websites and catalogues to understand the product of the
different players

2. Primary Research:
A Primary Research was conducted:
The questionnaire was prepared for the companies and following areas covered:
• competing retail stores
• Features offered by different stores
• Consumer profile
• Satisfaction level
• Reasons for their purchase.
• Desirable features of the product and service.

Sampling Plan:Elements:The target population of the study included the general


population of every age who enters to the Big Bazaar

Sample size: 100 people.


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Data Collection
The final draft of the questionnaire (see Appendix) was prepared on the basis of the
observations from the pilot study. These were then finally filled by 100 customer, for the
conclusive study.
Finally the data collected was fed into the data analysis software- SPSS, to be analyzed
using statistical techniques.

Types of Primary Data collected:

• Socioeconomic Characteristics:

Socioeconomic characteristics are sometimes called “states of being” in that they


represent the type of people. The factors on which we are working are occupation.
Monthly transaction is also an important parameter but it is difficult to verify.
Although the amount of money that business unit earns in a month is an absolute, not
a relative quantity but it is a sensitive topic in our society and it is difficult to
determine.

• Attitudes/Opinions:

Through the questionnaire we have tried to get hold of customers preference,


inclination and requirement. Attitude is an important notion in the marketing
literature, since it is generally thought that the attitudes are related to the behavior of
customer.

• Motivation:

Through the questionnaire we have tried to find the hidden need or want of customer
and have tried to find if these people can be tapped as the potential customer for Big
Bazaar.
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• Behavior:

Behavior concerns what subjects have done or are doing. Through the
questionnaire we have tried to find out the behavior of the individuals
regarding the product and their responses. If the responses are favorable then
the person can be said to be our potential customer. The primary data serves as
an important tool to measure the behavioral trend of the customer. It helps in
answering some of the vital Questions.

Obtaining the Primary Data:

The data collection was primarily done through communication. Communication


involves questioning respondents to secure the desired information, using a data
collection instrument called questionnaire. The questions were in writing and so were
the responses.

Versatility:

It is the ability of a technique to collect the information on the many types of primary
data of interest to marketers. It has also been found that some of the people do not
answer truthfully to all the questions especially in the case of the personal details
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Data Analysis
The tools and methods of data collection identified earlier were employed to gather data
on the consumer perception on Big Bazaar. The data accrued, especially from the
interviews and questionnaires circulated, are tabulated and depicted on graphs in the
following pages. The data thus gathered and tabulated is analyzed. The data is then
scrutinized and relevant interpretations are drawn.
The major objectives of analysis of data are:

1. To evaluate and enhance data quality


2. Examine effects of other relevant factors
3. Customer satisfaction ratio,
4. Level of satisfaction,
5. Causes of dis-satisfaction,
6. Customer responses regarding services.

The data collection plan, including procedures, instruments, and forms, was designed and
pre-tested to maximize accuracy. All data collection activities were monitored to ensure
adherence to the data collection protocol and to prompt actions to minimize
and resolve missing and questionable data. Monitoring procedures were instituted at the
outset and maintained throughout the study, since the faster irregularities can be
detected; the greater the likelihood that they can be resolved in a satisfactory manner and
the sooner preventive measures can be instituted.
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Q. 1) Age of the respondents.

Age Total
Below 18 30
18-40 45
40-60 15
60 above 10
Total 100

n o . o f c u s to m e rs a g e w is e

10%
30%
15%
B elow 18
18-40
40-60
A bove 60

45%
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Data :

The first criteria respondents were asked to indicate was the age
group they belonged to. Respondents were asked to choose
among four age group categories, viz., below 18, 18-40, 40-60, 60 above years. The age
groups were identified as key factors impacting shopping and purchase decisions of
consumers.

Analysis
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the distribution of the population under
study is evident. Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 45% indicated
that their ages fell in the category 18-40 years 30% indicated below 18, 15% indicated 40-
60 year and 10% indicated 60 above.

Interpretation :
By analyzing the responses to this question, I, as a researcher, as well as
companies, can identify the demographics of the population that visit retail outlets. The
highest number of respondents falls in the age group 18-40. It can be deduced that most of
the consumers who visit retail outlets regularly are the youth. They make up almost more
than half of the population who shop at retail stores.
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Q. 2) Gender of the respondents:

Gender Total
Male 65
Female 35
Total 100

No. of customers gender wise

35%

Male
Female

65%

Data:
Consumers were asked to indicate their gender. The object of this question is to
understand the demographics of the population under study.

Analysis:

From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the distribution of the consumers is evident.
Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 65 were female and 35 were
male. It is evident from the responses and the subsequent tabulation that the number of
female respondents was higher than that of the male respondents in the population under
study. Female are the major buyers at the Big Bazaar.
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Interpretation:

By analyzing the responses to this question, I as ,a researcher, as well as companies, can


identify the distribution in the number of men and women who
visit the retail outlets and appropriate decisions can be made keeping these numbers in
mind.

The highest number of respondents were female, as is depicted by the graph and chart
presented above. The number of male respondents was less compared to the female
respondents.

Two decisions can be made from the above data collected:


• one, more women visit retail outlets than men.
• Two, more women are willing to fill out questionnaires and take a survey than
men.

Since more women can be inferred to visit retail stores than men, companies can target
their offerings and marketing strategies in two areas. Retail outlets can
appeal to the women customers by offering more products geared especially towards
women. They can provide a shopping experience that women are particularly attracted to.

Another way that retail chains can use the above data is to think new techniques so that
they can appeal to the men rather than the women. Since, fewer men visit
retail stores as against women, the companies have a large base of potential customers. By
providing products that are geared towards men and by providing a shopping experience
that attract men’s they can increase their loyal customers.
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Q.3) How you came to know about Big Bazaar.

Source Total
Electronic media 30
Word of mouth 40
Print media 20
Hoarding 10
Total 100

S o u rc e o f K n o w le d g e

10%
30%
20% E le c tro n ic m e d ia
W o rd o f m o u th
P rin t m e d ia
H o a rd in g
40%
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Data:
Consumers were asked to indicate the source from where they got information about Big
Bazaar. The object of this question is to understand the source of information of the
population under study.

Analysis:
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the distribution of the consumers is evident.
Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 40% people got information
about Big Bazaar from word of mouth 30% from electronic media ,20% from print
media ,10% from Hoardings.

Interpretation:
By analyzing the responses to this question, I as ,a researcher, as well as companies, can
identify the source of the information for the customers from where they got the
information about Big Bazaar.

Appropriate decisions can be made keeping these numbers in mind.


• We should increase the quality of service and which we are providing to customers,
so that we can increase loyal customers so that they can influence more people and
our customer base can be increased.
• Secondly we can increase our advertisement on electronic media as now days
customers are also influenced by adds on TV, and other electronic media.
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Q. 3) How often do you shop?

Frequency Total
Once a week 45
Fortnightly 30
Once a month 25
Total 100

S h o p p in g F re q u e n c y

25% O nc e a w eek
45%
F ortnightly

O nc e a
30% m onth

Data:
Consumers approached were asked about their frequency in visits to shops. The frequency
points furnished were: Once a week, Fortnightly, and Once a month. These frequency
points were identified by observation and interview as the average times that consumers
shop.
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Analysis
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the frequency of shopping of the
respondents is evident. Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 45
indicated that they shopped once a week, 30 indicated that they shopped Fortnightly 25
who visit shops, malls or retail stores once a month.

Interpretation
This question is aimed at understanding how frequently consumers visit shops and buy
their products or avail of their services. The frequency points laid before the respondent
have been the result of observation and interview. By analysing the responses to this
question, I the researchers, as well as companies, can identify the number of times a
customer is likely to shop in a month’s time.

The highest responses have been attributed to once a week shopping. It can be deduced
that consumers who shop only once a week, pose very different challenges to retail stores.
Such customers can be presumed to have a high disposable income and may buy more
lifestyle or fashion products. Since they shop so frequently, they must continually be
entertained and attracted to make repeat purchases at stores. When targeting this segment,
companies must be able to get new stock every week, and update their marketing
strategies continuously.
As monthly customers can buy the products in bulk so they can shop during (M.B.B) and
other offer seasons but we can give every week big discounts to customers so its more
difficult to increase the customer base of weekly customers. It can be increased if
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employee handle the customer well, display of the product, and ambience of the retail
outlet is good .

Q 4)Why do you shop at Big Bazaar?

Factors Total
Offer 17
Price 23
Easy Availability of 35
Product
Quality 25

F a c to r s e ffe c tin g B u y in g

25%
35%
Q u a lit y
O ffe r
P ric e
E a s y A va ila b ilit y o f P ro d u c t
17%
23%
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Data:
Consumers approached were asked about their factors effecting their purchasing
decision. The factor points furnished were: Quality, Price, Offer, Availability of product

Analysis
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the factors effecting purchasing decision of
consumers is evident. Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 35
answered availability of product 25 answered quality, 23 answered price 17 answered
offers as their main factors influencing their buying decision.

Interpretation
This question is aimed at understanding what elements attract the consumer the most.
The preference points laid before the respondent have been the result of observation and
interview. By analysing the responses to this question, I the researchers, as well as
companies, can identify the biggest factors that influence the consumers in favouring one
store over others.
The highest responses and the highest factor have been attributed to availability of
products on sale, when choosing to shop at a particular store.
Although it is said that the most important things in retail are “Location, location, and
location”, from the consumers’ point of view, proximity is of little concern. The quality,
price and variety of goods play big roles in the decision making process.
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Q.) During which offer you shop most?

Factors No.
Wednesday Bazaar 30
Monthly Bachat Bazaar 50
Weekend offers 20
Total 100

Offers effecting bu ying decision

20%
30% W ednes day B azaar

M onthly B achat B az aar

W eek end offers .

50%
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Data:
Consumers were asked to answered that during which offer they shop most at Big
Bazaar. The object of this question is to understand the type of offers which effect the
sales of Big Bazaar.

Analysis:
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the distribution of the consumers is evident.
Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 50% customers purchase
decision are effected by M.B.B(Monthly Bacaht Bazaar ) 30% are influenced by
Wednesday Bazaar and only 20% got influenced by weekend offers.

Interpretation:
By analyzing the responses to this question, I as ,a researcher, as well as companies, can
identify the offers which influence the customers most while purchasing at Big Bazaar.

Appropriate decisions can be made keeping these numbers in mind.


• We should increase the no. of offers days as we can give fortnightly offers, and
other additional discounts which are not available outside of Big Bazaar, so that we
can increase loyal customers so that they can influence more people and our
customer base can be increased.
• Secondly we can increase our advertisement on electronic media as now days
customers are also influenced by adds on TV, and other electronic media, about
different offers as many customers are not aware of different offers going on at Big
Bazaar.
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Q.5) What do you mostly shop at the Big Bazaar stores?

Detail No.
Accessories 25
Groceries 32
Others (specify) 13
Clothing 30

sharing in different parts

13%
30%
Clothing
Accessories
Groceries
32% others

25%

Data Collected
Consumers approached were asked to indicate the types of products they mostly shopped
at Big Bazaar. The types of products presented were Clothing, Accessories, Groceries and
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others. These products were identified by observation and interview as the most popular
products that consumers shop for frequently.

Analysis
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the products frequently shopped for by
consumers is evident. Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 32%
indicated that they essentially shopped for Groceries, 30% Clothing, 15% others
(Luggage, Footwear etc), and 25% Accessories .
It is evident from the responses and the subsequent tabulation that consumers, on an
average, frequently shop for products in the following descending order: Clothing,
Accessories, Others and Groceries.

Interpretation
Of the consumers approached, 100 people agreed to fill in the questionnaire and this
specific question. This question is aimed at identifying the products consumers shop for
frequently at retail outlets. The product categories laid before the respondent are the result
of observation and interview. By analysing the responses to this question, I the
researchers, as well as companies, can identify the main attractions of products and
services offered.

The high number of responses indicate that a large number of consumers visit retail
outlets for groceries. Approx One-third of the respondents indicated that they visit retail
outlets to purchase Clothes.
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To the retail stores, the above tabulated responses lead to a very important result.
Groceries is the fastest moving consumer good. Retail outlets that provide groceries and
apparels can see a higher rate of turnover and sales volume.

6) Are you aware with Big Bazaar own brands?

Items No.
Food Bazaar 40
Tasty Treat 25
Dj & C 35
Total 100

Aw areness about B ig B az aar ow n B rands

25%
35%
Tasty treat
Food Bazaar
Dj & C

40%
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Data Collected
Consumers approached were asked if they were aware about the Big Bazaar own brands
as Food Bazaar, Tasty treat, Dj &C etc.

Analysis
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the awareness about big bazaar own brands
in the consumers is evident. Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire, 40
replied that they were aware about Food Bazaar 25 were aware about Tasty treat and 35
were aware about Dj & C brand.

Interpretation
This question is aimed at the awareness in customers about the Big Bazaar own brands.
The object is also to analyze how to increase awareness about the Big Bazaar own
Brands among consumers. By analysing the responses to this question, I the researchers,
as well as companies, can identify the awareness about the big bazaar own brands among
consumers.
This indicates that although most consumers are aware about the big bazaar brands Food
Bazaar brands are more popular then other brands.
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6) Are you satisfied with Big Bazaar own brands (e.g Tasty Treat)?

Details No.
Yes 65
No 35
Total 100

Satisfaction with Big Bazaar brands

35%

yes
no

65%

Data Collected
Consumers approached were asked about their satisfaction level with the Big Bazaar own
Brands. This question was answered by 100 consumers.

Analysis
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From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the satisfaction level among the customers
about Big Bazaar own brands Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire,
65 replied yes that they were satisfied with the big bazaar brands and there were 35
people who were not satisfied with big bazaar brands.

Interpretation
Of the consumers approached, 100 people agreed to fill in the questionnaire and this
specific question. This question is aimed at satisfaction level among the customers for big
bazaar brand. By analysing the responses to this question, I the researchers, as well as
companies, can identify that many customers are satisfied with the own brand of big
bazaar.
From the tabulated data depicted above and responses of the consumers, we can see that
to promote own brand we should advertise more and packaging can be made more
attractive.
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7) In which area of operation at Big Bazaar improvement is needed?

Detail No.
Cashier Speed 45%
Staff Knowledge 30%
Waiting Time Management 25%
Total

Area o f im pro vem ent in op eratio ns

25%
30%

W aiting Tim e M anagem ent


Cas hier S peed
S taff K nowledge

45%

Data:
Consumers were asked to answered that in which operation they want improvement at
Big Bazaar. The objective of this question is to understand the improvement area at Big
Bazaar.
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Analysis:
From the table, and pie chart depicted above, the distribution of the consumers is evident.
Of the 100 respondents who answered the questionnaire,45% customers need
improvement in Cashier speed 30% are not satisfied with the staff knowledge about the
product 25% thought waiting process management is not good at Big Bazaar.

Interpretation:
By analyzing the responses to this question, I as ,a researcher, as well as companies, can
identify the improvement areas in operations at Big Bazaar.

Appropriate decisions can be made keeping these numbers in mind.


• We should increase the no. of cashiers atleast on Wednesday Bazaar, Weekends,
Monthly Bachat Bazaar.
• Secondly we can increase sources of entertainment to manage the waiting process
management ,we can play good songs so that customers are not irritated during
waiting.
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Findings

• Generally youth and women’s are the main customers at Big Bazaar.

• Electronic media has an great impact on customers they are getting aware
about new products and related offers.

• Due to availability of all products under one roof and near by their house
helps customers to shop weekly and shop fresh every time.

• Groceries are the main items purchased by the customers and they are aware
about big bazaar brands and mostly are satisfied with them.

• All the customers want that their time should not waste after shopping, number
of cashiers should be increased ,waiting process management should be made good.
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Conclusion

• The report reveals that there is huge scope for the growth of organized retailing and
improvement of Big Bazaar Store in Allahabad city.

• With the changing lifestyle, modernization and westernization there exists a huge
scope for the growth of Big Bazaar store and is therefore a threat to unorganized
retailing.

• Big Bazaar store are able to provide almost all categories of items related to food,
health, beauty products, clothing & footwear, durable goods so it become quite
easier for the customer to buy from one shop and hence is a convinient way of
shopping when compared to unorganized retailing.

• Aggressive Marketing is the key to increasing the market share in this area, since
the market has a lot of potential both in terms of untapped market .
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Recomendation

• To increase more footfalls more promotional activities must be carried


out. For this BIG BAZAAR can either offer more discounts or increase their
advertisements. Increase in the number of footfalls will lead to increase in sales.

• Allowing more space between the entrance of a store and a product gives
it more time in the shopper’s eye as he or she approaches it. It builds a little
visual anticipation.
• The number of trial rooms available at BIG BAZAAR is very less as
compared to the number of people coming. This usually results in long queues
and waiting by customers.
• Install more full length mirrors inside the store so as to assist the
customers to make better purchase decisions.
• Play light music inside the store to make the shopping a pleasurable
experience.
• They can also exhibit their new line of clothing through events like
fashion shows.
• Baskets should be scattered throughout the store, wherever shoppers
might need them. Many customers don’t begin seriously considering
merchandise until they have browsed a bit.
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Limitations

This research has a number of limitations that must be acknowledged.

• First, the sample used for this study consisted mostly of college students.
Therefore, these results may not be applicable to the wider population in
general.
• Secondly, the results of this study are limited to a specialty retail branded
purchasing context.
• Lastly, it must be acknowledged that there may be numerous other
variables that contribute to the development of customer satisfaction, customer
loyalty, and word of mouth communication which are briefly touched upon
below.
• To convince the people for a proper interviewing process is also difficult.
• The figures have been taken as approximations.
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WEBLIOGRAPHY & BIBLIOGRAPHY

 www.futurebytes.com

 www.pantaloon.com

 www.retailindia.com

 www.google.com

 Research Methodology
by M.V. Kulkarni
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ANNEXURE
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NAME: OCCUPATION:

AGE: Below 18 18-40 40-60 Above 60

GENDER: Male Female

1) How you came to know about Big Bazaar?


Electronic media Word of mouth Print media Hoarding

2) How often do you shop?


Once a week Fortnightly Once a month

3) Why do you shop at Big Bazaar?


Quality Offer Price
Easy Availability of Product

4) During which offer you shop most?


Wednesday Bazaar Monthly Bachat Bazaar
Weekend offers.

5) What do you mostly shop at the Big Bazaar stores?


Clothing Accessories Groceries
Others (specify) ____________________________________

6) Are you aware of Big Bazaar own brands?


Food Bazaar Tasty Treat Dj &C

7) Are you satisfied with Big Bazaar own brands (e.g Tasty Treat)?
Yes No

8) In which area of operation at Big Bazaar improvement is needed?


Cashier Speed Staff Knowledge Waiting Time Management

Date……… Signature……….